RFU jed 1:0.99.19~pre143-1

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at debian.org
Sun Jun 22 19:59:35 UTC 2008

* Jörg Sommer <joerg at alea.gnuu.de> [2008-06-22 21:05]:

> AFAIK, the failure is X Window with the trailing S. But we can't fix it,
> because it's a mistake by design.

What do you mean by "mistake by design"?  In README.Debian there is
"X-Windows", which is wrong and should be replaced by "X Window" (without
hyphen and without "s") [1].

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System

> The new policy version requests (from
> /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/upgrading-checklist.txt.gz):
>       * If dpkg-source -x doesn't produce source ready for editing and
>         building with dpkg-buildpackage, packages should include a
>         debian/README.source file explaining how to generate the patched
>         source, add a new modification, and remove an existing
>         modification.  This file may also be used to document packaging a
>         new upstream release and any other complexity of the Debian build
>         process.                                                  [4.14]
> We can write our own README.source file, but expect that the dpatch
> package will provide such a file and it's allowed to refer to it. But
> until we explain the patch system, we can't bump the Standard-Version.

Sorry, I am lost here.  Once the package will be uploaded, users will be
able to do "dpkg-source -x ... ; dpkg-buildpackage ..." and it will work.  
Am I missing something?

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